Venice remains one of the most romantic cities in the world. It offers lavish baroque buildings, opera and of course gondola rides. This city oozes romance Venice from each canal, bridge and piazza.
A gondola ride with your partner
Gondolas are available at all the main bridges and provide one of the most romantic things to do in Venice as you slowly pass beautifully designed Renaissance and baroque buildings. Look for the striped shirt and boater’s hat the drivers wear.
A motorboat ride to the islands
A short motorboat ride across the Venetian lagoon transports the couple to unspoiled islands. There you can wander the pastel houses of Burano’s streets, make bargains with the sellers of lace or look for glass ornaments on Murano that offer a signature color.
Follow Casanova in Italy
Casanova was a lover who’s fame continues worldwide today. Follow in his steps by sharing wine at De Spade Bar, located on Calle de Spade and close to the Rialto Bridge. Another romantic Venice stop is the Doge’s palace, which became Casanova’s prison home until his escape.
Sunset at St Mark’s Square
The Basilica San Marco and Doge’s palace have wonder inspiring domes. These building are located in the romantic central square of Venice. A stroll through the street orchestras can lead you to Caffe Florian where you can enjoy tea for two.
The Church of the Frari offers passionate religious masterpieces painted by Titan, the Venetian painter. The church itself is built in Gothic style and located in the low-key San Polo district. It has become a Renaissance art gallery and the trip there offers the perfect way to stroll with a lover through the small alleyways and quiet squares located along the way.
Exploring the Dorsoduro
The Dorsoduro district is located next to the Grand Canal. Here the streets and canals narrow as the city becomes a village. This is the perfect place for quiet shopping to locate Murano glass, Venetian masks and other romantic gifts.
Venice’s bridges and views of the Grand Canal
At sunset, the Grand Canal lights up. The 16th century Rialto Bridge offers a majestic view of the events. Visitors can visit the archway shops that offer handmade gifts. Take a walk across the Accademia Bridge, made of wood to enjoy a romantic afternoon while browsing the art offered at the Peggy Guggenheim museum.
Visit Torcello for a lazy lunch
Torcello island was a favorite for the wanderings of Ernest Hemingway. Water buses drift across the marshes to the island, located 10 km from St. Mark’s Square. On the island, visitors may stroll past the Byzantine cathedral and have an Idyllic Italian lunch on the pergola shaded terrace of Locanda Cipriani.
Views from the Campanile
The bell tower of St. Mark’s Campanile rises 99 metres over the square. There visitors can view the endless lagoon and maze of rooftops that are red in color. On a clear day, there are great views of the Dolomite mountains.
Theatre La Fenice Performances
Visitors may choose to view a romantic opera or ballet performance from seats in the golden balconies of the restored opera house. The evening can begin with a waterbus tout passing along the Grand Canal along the way to Santa Maria del Giglio, where you will want to exit to reach the theater.Top 10 Romantic Plans For Venice,